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Bernard Lansky Died At 85

November 15, 2012 | People

Bernard Lansky, who along with his brother Guy founded the famous clothier Lansky Brothers, has passed away.
Their store opened at 126 Beale St. in 1946 and quickly became a favorite of celebrities. Perhaps the most famous customer was Elvis Presley who became a loyal shopper when he was just a teenager.
Lansky’s still operates a store inside the Peabody Hotel.
His family says Bernard Lansky died peacefully at his home early this morning. He was 85 years old.
A public funeral service will be held at Baron Hirsch Synagogue at 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

FM wrote on November 15, 2012
God Bless his soul, he was truly a visionary human being and caught the eye of the Greatest music icon of all time with his unique clothing. R.I.P
Gordon wrote on November 15, 2012
I met Bernard in 2003 and he was a true gentleman, spoke openly about Elvis and took time to speak to everyone
jb4elvis wrote on November 15, 2012
Mr. Lansky was indeed a kind, gentle, man. My prayers go out to his family. May this very man rest in peace.
samcra wrote on November 15, 2012
Very sad to hear this. RIP Mr. Lansky
al shookup wrote on November 16, 2012
I met Mr Lansky in 1987 and found him a perfect gentleman who loved to talk about the early Elvis days.
Raymond wrote on November 16, 2012
I met mr. Lansky in 2004. When i said to him: Please to meet you he simply replied: We have to shake hands first to say we have officially met. So we did. He was a ver nice man with whom you could talk about a lot. He will be missed. Mr. Lansky, may you rest in peace.
vinny wrote on November 17, 2012
I bought some shoes 96 possible 97 from Lansky's. Still have them in my wardrobe although i cant wear them anymore as i went up a size in footwear but hey, a connection non the less. R.I.P good Sir
GEORGE (GK) wrote on November 18, 2012
One of the good guys with a fun personality. I wish the world had more like him ! He will be missed.
Nilson Rego wrote on November 19, 2012
Rest in peace, Mr. Lansky and thank you very much for your attention and kidness when we met. My deep condolences to your family!